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Beyond 101: Visit the Art Shanty Projects

I live in a state where winter can occupy the climate for six months of the year – literally.  (I.e., November through April – or longer.)  Fortunately, I also live in a state populated by hearty and determined folk of … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Donate my hair*

(*and color my hair, and allow someone else to choose my hairstyle) I was born with a full head of hair.  At one month old I sported a lush black mop top; by the time I was two years old … Continue reading

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#71: Shop at Penzys

Before my husband and I got married, we took our relationship on a few “test drives” to see how we might fare when the novelty of romantic infatuation waned (as it always inevitably does).  One of the best ways to … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Eat an MRE

I’m a learner.  I adored school at every stage of my development; in fact, I remember being angry the first time my mom kept me home because I was sick.  I read books with voracity (see 1981) and spent hours … Continue reading

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Another year comes to a close

Each year the good folks at WordPress create a data summary of every blog/site they host, and I thought a nice way to close out 2013 would be to share some highlights of that info with all of you.  Here … Continue reading

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An “average” day

Since I don’t have children, am not in school, and do not care for elderly parents, some people wonder what I do on the days when I’m not working. Today was a day full of strange experiences – and yet, … Continue reading

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#19: Buy Cookie Cart cookies

As a young girl I spent several years in Girl Scout Troop #247.  (Don’t ask me how I can remember that number when I forget so many other details of my life; it’s funny what items stick in a person’s … Continue reading

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#10: Go on a peace walk

When I was a child, my mom was very active in a church community.  As a result, my sister and I attended weekly Sunday School classes, participated in Vacation Bible School each summer, and stayed at sleep-away church camp when … Continue reading

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#59: Check out the observation deck at the Foshay Tower

Every culture has characteristics that make it unique from others.  Germans are notorious for being so direct and honest that often times they border on harsh, whereas Indians are raised to be so collaborative and accommodating that at times their … Continue reading

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Beyond 101: Weird Foods (Library Adult Education Class)

I love libraries, and I adore community education – so when I found out that our city’s library system offers an extensive section of community education classes, for people of all ages and interests, for free?  Woah.  Totally blew my … Continue reading

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